FARM CREW – Walla Walla, WA


Hayshaker Farm

Walla Walla, WA


Company description

Hayshaker Farm is a small-scale, draft powered vegetable growing operation based in the SE Washington state. 2023 marks our ninth season. The business is owned and operated on leased land by Chandler Briggs.

We farm on 8 irrigated acres, growing diversified vegetables and fruit for local families, grocery stores and restaurants. We sell almost exclusively through our online market called the Walla Walla Food Hub. We feature out produce but carry many other producers’ goods from across the region. The food hub is managed by the farmers and is a regular part of the work here.

Our farm is partly draft horse-powered, thanks to the help of our fuzzy teammates, Dusty, Juni, Jane, Ruby and Gus and sometimes other helpful visiting horses. In addition to the compost they help create daily, they help us plow, disc, harrow, cultimulch, cultivate, spread compost, pull loads and harvest crops. We also use a BCS for tilling the salad field and flail mowing. We have a small tractor for pallet forks, bucket and a rotary mower. We are 4 miles from downtown Walla Walla and part of a fantastic local community. It is a thriving college-town city of 40,000+, with excellent outdoor activities, restaurants, bakeries, breweries, music, theater, lectures and wine production.

Job description

Time Commitment

  • Full Time: 30 – 40 hours per week average
  • Occasional overtime, paid at time+half
  • One week unpaid vacation if committed though end of October
  • Seasonal: early June through middle to end of November
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday
  • Paid sick leave: one hour for every 40 hours worked

We are looking for smart, strong and detail-oriented folks to join our 2023 farm crew. Ideal farm crew candidates will have a strong interest in food and farming, and enjoy working both on a team and individually. Applications are reviewed as they are received.



  • Harvest, wash and pack produce 3-5 days/week
  • Perform field work including but not limited to seeding, transplanting, trellising, hand weeding, hoeing, using row cover, and moving irrigation
  • Perform non-field work: greenhouse work, plant starts, delivering, tractor driving, farm clean up & projects
  • Work under direction from farm owner and farm managers (Packing Shed, Harvest, Production)


Background and Skills

  • One or more seasons previous farm experience preferred but not necessary
  • Flexibility and desire to learn new methods and farm systems
  • Good communication skills
  • Energetic and motivated personality
  • Excellent work ethic and positive attitude
  • Conscientious and able to work with all kinds of people
  • Strong back and knees
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Willingness to commit to the farm for the full summer season

Compensation: $16.00/hr

Housing: we can help search for a private apartment or house if you’re moving from out of town, and ask our network about rentals. There is no housing available on the farm.

Food: all farm seconds and some items we grow are available for the crew. Wholesale cost on other products sold in the food hub. Meals are on your own, with shared lunches when possible.Compensationthis position is : hourly, $15-20/hr

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